Thursday, February 25, 2010

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted." Mae West

I was looking for quotes about snow to put on my facebook page when I came across the above quote and it made me think of all the great lines our iconic female stars have said. I'm starting with Mae West - so many but here are a few of my favorties...

"I've been in more laps than a napkin."

"Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired."

"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."

"Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided."

"A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."

"A man's kiss is his signature."

Which is your favorite?

Monday, February 22, 2010

"Ceased? I will love her to the day I die. That is the tragedy." Sir Percy

One of my favorite romance movies of all time is The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) starring Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews. Enjoy this video I found on youtube.

And one more quote to entice you...
Sir Percy: The only power that I can see at present, mademoiselle, is the power of your beauty.
Marguerite: Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sir Percy.
Sir Percy: This beholder is enchanted
Liz: sighhhhhhh

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns..." from the Odyssey

I volunteered today (note to self: bring padded seat cushion next year) as a style judge for Odyssey of the Mind, which is...

an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

I was assigned to the Classics - Discovered Treasures - Division 1 (elementary school age)
Students had to present a past discovery and a discovery that could happen in the future.

Here is what I found about what the future holds for these amazing students
a few who will be auditioning for American Idol
a few who will be nominated for Oscars
a few budding artists
and all concern with the environment.

On a lighter note - Some of my fashion favorites were a hairdo from the future - a very high sort of beehive do - the student used a 2-liter bottle and somehow wrapped her long hair up around it. Another was a pillowcase skirt - decorated with printed stamp art and ribbon looped into holes for a tie - I wanted one!

On a deeper note - If you are concerned about the future - don't be - the world's future looks bright as these students are.

And so I'll leave you with a quote from the other Odyssey- that is 2001: A Space Odyssey

I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do. - HAL

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo

Okay, so I'm no Michelangelo. But I DO bake awesome rugalah. And since I'm not one of those evil people who withhold recipes -here it is:

Lizzie Ruggies
2 and 1/4 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 pound of cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 pound of sweet butter (room temp)

Mix together ( much easier if you use a mixer with a dough hook ) Roll into ball.
Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight

Cut into 4 quarters.
Roll quarter in the form of a pizza with confectionary sugar underneath. Sprinkle alot of a sugar/cinammon mixture & finely chopped walnuts. Slice and roll into crescent roll form. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes depending on how well done you like it.

And as Marie Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond says - Don't forget the love.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." Norman Cousins

A little piece of me died when my friend Margaret passed away 2 years ago on 2/12. We met in the 6th grade - she was the new girl and we were inseperable causing much mayhem thru junior high and high school. I ended up marrying her uncle and I became her 'Anut'.
She left behind 5 beautiful girls - my grand nieces who I have much fun telling them that I am their GREAT Anut.
Margaret watched my son 1-2 days a week when he was a toddler so my husband and I could go to work - and I always appreciated it - knowing Steven was safe.
This picture was taken the summer before she passed. Surprisingly, before this I had no pictures of us together.
Anyway, this post is for Margaret. I miss you.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four - Dan Birdwell

My last post included a picture of Josh Holloway who is the inspiration for the hero of my current work-in-progress Love By Design.

So in honor of the Super Bowl I thought I'd post a picture of Kevin Nash, the inspiration for the hero of Playing For Keeps. Though Nash is a wrestler by trade, my hero Ryan Terell is a football player.

Here is a snippet from Playing For Keeps...

After wiping away the steam on the mirror with a sweep of his hand, he took a long hard look at himself. He rubbed his fingers across the stubble on his chin. God, he needed a shave. Or maybe he needed a new face. Man, I’m getting old. Where was the young rookie that used to gaze back at him? Not that he’d trade places with him. That kid didn’t know shit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~Robert Browning

Tonight, I'm finishing up the first love scene of Love By Design. As if the cosmos knew my RWR magazine arrived - inside was an article regarding love scenes. It reminds me not to forget the emotional impact the lovemaking has on my heroine/hero. To use all 5 senses.

It's not all about the physical - otherwise it would be just a sex scene. Though my heroine/hero are not in love yet (they just meant two days ago), the scene will begin to awaken and stir their hearts.

I'll be watching LOST tonight - strictly for research purposes since Sawyer (Josh Hollway) is the inspiration of my hero, Russ - though Russ is from Australia - which means I'll have to drink some Aussie Merlot - you know for research...